Repro Deore XT

therealjaxon

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Anyone seen these reproduction XT seatposts before?
Apart from the clamp which should be silver metal, any other way to tell a fake from genuine?
Don't want to get burned especially when my size I'm looking for is usually around £100
Cheers :)

EBay item - https://ebay.us/teyUVg
 

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Had seen these myself, would like to know more also.

There are a few about for sale, most wanting top prices for them, its good how this seller actually states what they are, im sure they are a member on here too.
 

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Hahaha well now I'm nervous! Literally bought one a couple of hours ago. Mines from a member here though an looks genuine in the photos.
 

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As I'm actively looking for one, I have a saved eBay search so get notified regularly and there are loads about.
I'd imagine the only way to tell (apart from the clamp) is the weight `\_("/)_/`
 

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Reproduction” sounds so much better than fake, snide, or knock off :LOL:

Lot of money for “reproduction” if you ask me ... £20 closer to the mark
 

FluffyChicken

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Lacks of Shimano and height marks (search the seatpost)
That has Alu CNC machining marks down the tube, for a starters the post should be Cro-Mo

therealjaxon clamps should be black, not silver. Bolt should be silver.

This one isn't a defined at the to of the tube, fixing point. there are better repro's

Original by the looks of it
https://www.ebay.com/i/303590580596?chn=ps might want to grab these good pictures
 

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they do repro posts to and they look much better in the styling too (I think)

Maybe you are thinking of the SP-M900 post ;-)
 

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They are generic old-school Kalloy ones, I bought the same modell not too long ago, hoping it has a steel shaft - I was sooo wrong :evil: . The clamp looks very similar, in fact they're interchangeable with XT ones, if not a perfect fit, but still useable. It's also marginally lighter when they're used on the XT' head. It was a rather shameless XT copy back in the day, even the white "Kalloy" lettering was similar. I doubt these have cro-mo shaft though, as mine was alu also, therefore worth next to nothing in my eyes. If these have a steel shaft - well I bought new 27.2 x 350 mm USE titanium posts for less... :facepalm:
 
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